Maccabee Bar was started in 2018 by award-winning bartender Naomi Levy when she saw a huge gap in the holiday market. “I love Christmas and all of the Christmas bars that pop up this time of year,” says Levy. “But I always felt like a tourist. There was never really anything for someone like me that wasn’t raised with Christmas.”

She chose to share her own Jewish heritage with her community by offering up a space that celebrates Hanukkah and Jewish culture in a welcoming space. Maccabee Bar is meant for anyone who wants to experience a different side of the holidays, whether you grew up celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanza or anything else.

Bars that host a Maccabee Bar pop-up are transformed into a Hanukkah wonderland with special decor, specially themed cocktails and traditional bites. Offerings change every year but there will always be Latkes and lots of Chutzpah!

This year’s Pop Up Hanukkah Bar will take place at Bow Market in Somerville, MA from December 2nd, 2020 through January 3rd, 2021. Bow Market will host the 3rd annual Maccabee Bar in the upstairs Variety Bar space. Reservations for tables are highly recommended. Limited outdoor seating may be available by request. Please inquire through the Maccabee Bar contact page.  The hours will be WEDNESDAYS, THURSDAYS, FRIDAYS from 4PM-9:30PM, SATURDAYS from 2PM-9:30PM, SUNDAYS from 2PM-8:30PM,  They will also be open Monday, December 14th and Tuesday, December 15th for the week of Hanukkah.